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maine that dana is talking about? >> you know, it's been a testament to the state of maine and the industry and the regulation that they have in place that has created the sustainable product. which now, you know, it's -- they are having more landing. but there's a lot that goes on between the live lobster that comes out of the ocean in maine and then ends up in the lobster roll. it comes off the dock, it comes to the processing plant and it is cooked, picked, processed and packaged. >> tell me about your business. you were featured on the show, shark tank. >> yep. >> that gave you capital and customers. you are looking at more growth. >> yes, we started 15 months ago, with one truck in los angeles. we are building the third truck. we have a little brick and mortar in paspasedena, we have everything that has to do with lobster. we are trying to shift -- >> this is just dana's accompanyment. >> why over think it. beer is great with lob sister. make it simple and get a beer that has a lobster his label. >> so, how is the falling price of lobster impacting your business? you know, dan
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luxury prices to get pinched? dana cowin is editor and chief of "food and wine." thank you so much for joining us. we have so much stuff to go throu through. tell us what's first behind the fact that lobster prices have really come down quite a bit and the impact that that has had on the consumer industry. this guy wants to travel, okay? he just scares me for a second. >> comes from maine and wants to go back home, i think. >> he's on the move. so how come lobster prices have gone down so much? >> lobster prices have gone down because there's a lot of lobster but that actually is a good thing. it means that the traps have been maintained sustainably. >> even though lobster prices have come down because there's a glut of lobsters, it not being passed on to the consumers. still very expensive to order a lobster dish. what's the infrastructure that makes menu prices different? >> well, the infrastructure would be did you buy the lobster whole, right, because then you had -- the way that it got to you, it took a long trip. just like this little lively good. >> they're all on the move.